I see so many things about how I must “believe in myself”, but wow, if it’s all up to me, that is SO. Much. Pressure. So I don’t. 🙂
http://nhcparksconservancy.org/?attachment_id=50 I believe in the strength, sovereignty, and grace of God.
I’m not saying we just get to sit back and wait. We are absolutely called to act and take risks and to do it without fear BECAUSE we believe in something much bigger than ourselves! Because we can trust the outcome to the One who knows what’s best for us and promises to do just that.
I know that’s hard to do, but think about it for a second….if you had gotten everything you wanted at 16 or 21, would that really have been what was best for you? No way! But God…. he sees the whole picture. Not only does he want what’s best for you, he KNOWS what’s best for you. So he says, trust in me and I will act.
Tim Keller says “never ever think that God’s not working, no matter how much it seems like he is absent. And at the same time, never think you’re going to be able to figure out what He’s up (at least, for a very long time). God’s guidance is not something He gives, but more something He does. If you’re frantically searching for it, watch know that you’re already in it! We are standing in the current and it is moving us along.”
God has got you. So be motivated to go out and live fearlessly! Do your best and leave the rest to Him.
Forget “believe in yourself”. Believe in God instead. 🙂